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Catalan leader calls elections aimed at breaking with Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Catalan regional government President Artur Mas has officially called early elections for Sept. 27, a poll he intends to use as a referendum on independence from Spain.... 8/4/2015 8:32 AM

Malaysia seeks amicable solution to China sea dispute
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia on Tuesday called for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the U.S. and the Philippines said they would demand that China stop land reclamation and other actions there.... 8/4/2015 8:29 AM

Kurdish rebels attack Turkish military vehicle; 2 killed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run agency says Kurdish rebels have attacked a military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, killing two soldiers, in the latest violence between government forces and militants.... 8/4/2015 8:29 AM

Prosecutors start criminal investigation into crane collapse
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the dramatic collapse of two cranes onto a row of houses in a central Dutch city that briefly buried one man under rubble.... 8/4/2015 8:27 AM

Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir on Tuesday, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian villager, officials said.... 8/4/2015 8:24 AM

Germany: 27 injured in fire at former air-raid shelter
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities say 27 people have been injured in a fire and subsequent explosion at a former air-raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg.... 8/4/2015 8:22 AM

Yemen pro-government troops say have taken key base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government Yemeni forces say they have taken control of a key military base in the country's south. The base had been seized by rebels earlier in the conflict and had once housed U.S. intelligence operations.... 8/4/2015 8:16 AM

Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China
BERLIN (AP) -- Swiss authorities say customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania.... 8/4/2015 8:10 AM

Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over his sentence, officials said.... 8/4/2015 8:05 AM

Asia stocks uneven as China data weigh on confidence
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.... 8/4/2015 7:42 AM

South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.... 8/4/2015 7:32 AM

Israel arrests man after West Bank arson that killed toddler
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it is interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group after an arson attack last week that killed a Palestinian toddler in the West Bank.... 8/4/2015 7:31 AM

China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Tuesday that it had agreed to a 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk in an accident that killed more than 300 people in April last year. The formal contract could be signed as early as Wednesday.... 8/4/2015 7:29 AM

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.... 8/4/2015 7:16 AM

Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet
BEIJING (AP) -- Police in Beijing rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face down in a public toilet.... 8/4/2015 7:09 AM

Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales.... 8/4/2015 7:07 AM

Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said.... 8/4/2015 7:03 AM

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.... 8/4/2015 6:35 AM

Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave
CALAIS, France (AP) -- The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving.... 8/4/2015 6:27 AM

Egypt's disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence
CAIRO (AP) -- The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.... 8/4/2015 5:59 AM

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